Learning life’s lessons…

“Invisible wounds are the hardest to heal, and often their healing depends on the unconditional love of others.”  Inner healing is also made very difficult when a person dies, and it is also really challenging to heal one’s own wounds, even when the person is still alive, when their love and affection is conditional. 2019…

Grief

A cloud of unspeakable sadness Unlike anything you’ve felt before Interrupting your daily life Like a punching bag Full of unexpected blows Searingly painful Seemingly unending A life gone Your life as you know it Now gone forever The person gone No others want to speak of them again For fear of seeing your grief…

Maybe life is a joke…

I’m particularly aware life probably is one big joke, as I had thought my blog had been set to private, then on the weekend through Twitter and Facebook, I discovered they are still publicly available. Hello. Here I am again, posting a rambling blog. So much for feeling the need to be more private! It…

Big Issue’s Big Lunch

I’m struggling to remember when this started, but today is another TBI Big Lunch, being held at the Adelaide Central Markets. It’s a remarkable day and brilliant fundraising event, specifically held to support the homeless community living in South Australia, who are also selling The Big Issue. I used to be a regular volunteer, and…

Moved to tears

Over the last ten years of advocacy, which have somehow turned into global activism for change for all people with dementia and our families, I’ve often turned to the late Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. and Mrs Rosa Parks for inspiration. I quote them regularly in speeches. I think of them, some weeks almost daily.…

DAI Side Event on Dementia as a disability

Originally posted by Dementia Alliance International today: Please join us online today for the DAI Side Event being hosted at the 12th Session of the Conference Of State Parties (COSP) on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Dementia: The leading cause of disability. The overarching theme is of social inclusion and health, which are…